News

‘Little evidence’ that outdoor play increases COVID-19 risk to children – report

Research Other

This Child in the City article (23 June 2020) highlights evidence by outdoor play campaigners.

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Virtual Nature School – next Cohort 2 starts 27th July!

Training

Mindstretchers Academy and Dr Claire Warden have announced this new round of Virtual Nature School. This Scottish Government fully funded CPD is available to all Scottish early years practitioners, childminders, out of school teams & anyone working with children. 

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What is the point of a midge? Chocolate – anyone?

Other

This post on Scottish Pollinators (23 June 2020) may help you become more forgiving of the pesky midge! 

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Racism as an Environmental Issue, Nature as a Healing Force

Other

This timely article by Trish O’Kane, has been re-shared by The Children & Nature Network (26 June 2020), and can help us reflect on how the outdoor environment is not an equal experience for everyone. Shared with permission by C&NN. 

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‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ Is Really a Thing

Research Other

The Children & Nature Network (26 June 2020) have shared this article from the New York Times, showing how children’s behaviour may suffer from lack of access to outdoor space, a problem heightened by the pandemic, whatever city you live in. Shared with permission by C&NN.

Read More Published: 30.06.20

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland